Jamie Foxx Net Worth $150 million
Jamie Foxx salary $15,000,000
Jamie Foxx Net Worth: How rich is Jamie Foxx? & How much money is Jamie Foxx worth? Time to find out!
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and comedian and his current net worth is $150 million.
Born as Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas, he is the son of Darrell Bishop, a stockbroker, and Louise Annette Talley Dixon.
After his birth, his mother’s adoptive parents, Esther Marie, a domestic worker and nursery operator, and Mark Talley, a yard worker, adopted and raised him.
Growing up in the black quarter of Terrell, he had little contact with his birth parents.
At the age of five he started playing the piano, and as a teenager, he served as a part-time pianist and choir leader in Terrell’s New Hope Baptist Church.
By the third grade, everyone noticed his talent for telling jokes when his teacher would use him as a reward.
He attended Terrell High School, where he earned top grades and used to play basketball and football. He wanted to play for the Dallas Cowboys and became the first player in the school’s history to pass for more than 1,000 yards.
During his time there, he also used to sing in a band called Leather and Lace. Upon finishing high school, he earned a scholarship to United States International University, where he studied classical music and composition.
How did Jamie Foxx get famous?
He first started by telling jokes at a comedy club’s open night when he noticed those female comedians were often called first to perform. It made him change his name to Jamie Foxx, as a tribute to the black comedian Redd Foxx.
First, he joined the cast of In Living Color, then he had a recurring role in the comedy-drama sitcom Roc. Foxx then went to star in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show.
He made his first debut in the comedy Toys and his first dramatic role came in Any Given Sunday.
Meanwhile, he also released an album, on the Fox record label, Peep This, but with no commercial success.
His breakthrough in music came after he featured on the rapper Twista’s song, Slow Jamz, together with Kanye West, a track that reached #1.
His second collaboration with Kanye West, Gold Digger, went straight to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, staying there for ten weeks.
During this time, he also starred in biographical film Ray, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Because of this, he became the second male in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different films.
In 2005, he released his second album, which had more success than his first. Thanks to his popularity, which increased during this time, he appeared on many box-office hits like Jarhead, Miami Vice, and Dreamgirls.
How does Jamie Foxx make money?
For his role in Miami Vice, he got home a check of $10 million.
Recently, he serves as the host and executive producer of the new Fox game show called Beat Shazam.
Apart from his Academy Award nominations, he is also a Grammy Award-winning musician. His four albums charted in the top ten of the US Billboard 200.